Summary: Personal Experience Overall it lasted 6 years with minimal use (used for teaching sessions of 2 hours twice per week, plus watching Wimbledon tennis finals each year). Problems Eventually the power source became unreliable (perhaps a fuse has blown?).....never had to replace lamps though!
Summary: Personal Experience This projector is awesome, gaming on it is frickin sweet. DVD playback and Cable TV looked great on it too. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a projector for their home theater.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this projector second hand and am very impressed with it. It is incredibly bright - no need to draw curtains. It is fully motorized and with the remote makes it a joy to use. The image quality is excellent if a little warm - that is not a bad thing tho.
Summary: Personal Experience After 345 hours of use, problems are happening : the lamp, or something else, is about to go, the image is continuously flickering. And dont count on Sony to help you : they will never even answer your help request.
Summary: Personal Experience We bought 10 of these projectors within one month, 4 of them had their lamps exploded. They were used on a permanent installation. In a Highly climatized Museum room at permanent 21 degrees and 45% humidity. This is a very unreliable projector. I would not reccomend. Sony has discontinued it because of this failure Problems THe Lamp will explode with very little use.
Summary: Personal Experience At current price, this is one of the best PJ for starters. The build-in video processor is a little bit low spec, hence DVD movie playback is not very good (4 star -- only for video source, 5 star for PC). LCD response time looks very low -- don't worry about fast-action movie performance. .. Yes, I use it for home cinema, and am a happy man!
Summary: Personal Experience Even though this projector is limited to SVGA resolution--I love it. The image quality is superb (much better than the Epson 53c). I am incredibly happy with this projector and would recommend anybody to purchase one. It is light, nice-looking and has great features for the money. Problems The only thing I do not like about the projector is its noise--it comes in at about 38db when on high-bright mode (with both fans running).
Summary: Personal Experience It is my first experience of the new age projectors and i must say for my limited budget the CS5 blew me away with its crisp and sharp picture even though i am using a plain white wall as a screen . The Cricket world cup is gonna be a treat to watchon this beautiful work o art. Problems I have gone through the whole manual but cant seem to find out if it is ceiling mountable.Can i tilt it downward and still hope for trouble free operation.